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Main OR Nurse Clinician

Des Moines, Iowa

MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

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  • Employment Type: Full Time

  • Department: Surgery

  • Hours/Pay Period: 80

Requisition ID 2022-253784 Employment Type Full Time Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Days Remote No Category Surgical Services Nursing

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Job Details

Overview

MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit Catholic medical centers in Des Moines West Des Moines Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care pediatric internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893 MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state with more than 7000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Provides perioperative patient care, specifically in the intraoperative phase, in both the scrub and circulating roles according to established guidelines.Serves as a clinical resource, preceptor and role model. Serves the population from infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

Clinical

  • Scrubs and circulates on cases as assigned.

  • Prepares for surgical cases in an efficient manner, anticipating needs of patient, surgeon, anesthesia and other operating room team members.

  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up and function.

  • Initiates and directs room clean up and turnover.

  • Initiates/maintains patient/family education and safety throughout the perioperative experience.

  • Provides a safe environment for patient and staff by implementing standards of aseptic technique and by controlling the physical and psychological aspects of that environment.

  • Collects and analyzes data and assesses patient in developing nursing diagnosis.

  • Serves as a resource and role model in clinical practice.

Leadership

  • Collaborates with management on: supply/budget issues, employee concerns/issues, and physician concerns/issues.

  • Communicates professionally at all times with staff, physicians and other departments for the following: scheduling, emergency situations, supplies/budget issues, conflict resolution, encouraging team support, and scheduling meal/break times.

  • Coordinates the flow of the assigned room. Coordinates schedule with manager

  • Interview potential team members, as needed.

  • Leads daily department huddles

  • Maintains a high level of visibility and interaction with staff and physicians.

Technical

  • Facilitates changes on surgeon preference cards.

  • Ensures that equipment and supplies are available for assigned cases.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • Possession of a current or compact state license as a registered nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.

  • Two years’ experience as an operating room nurse required.

  • Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

  • Ability to read, write and speak English language.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with staff, management and physicians required.

Nursing excellence

starts with you.

Are you a career fit with our CommonSpirit Health culture? To understand how we are structured, we believe in some core philoosophies with the following:

We will be stronger together, achieving excellence in all we do, collaborating across the fields and growing our collective knowledge.

We will let humankindness guide us as we treat every person with hollistic, persaonalized care for the bod, mind and spirit.

We will advance the science and art of nursing as innovative leaders who demonstrate the power of evidence-based, compassionate care. If you believe in working together with humankindness for all to advance the science and art of nursing - thne you have found your career fit with us!

“Our hope is that you will always feel inspired, knowing you truly are the heart and soul of CommonSpirit.”

– Kathleen D. Sanford, EVP, Chief Nursing Officer

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  • Communicator

  • Balanced

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